Tribal Nations Seek Investor Allies For Self-Determination
BISMARCK, N.D., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- First Peoples Worldwide joins the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) for a historic gathering of Native American governments to demand accountability from Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline is slated to cross the tribe's treaty territory and drinking water without Free, Prior, and Informed Consent.
Thousands of people from across the United States have joined the SRST to protest Energy Transfer Partners' building of the proposed 1,200-mile Dakota Access Pipeline. The SRST has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop construction. They say they were not properly consulted before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fast-tracked construction approval. A decision in that case is expected by Sep 9. Energy Transfer Partners also has pending lawsuits related to water contamination in four states.